Planting at Te Puna Quarry Park commenced in 1997 with all the work and maintenance being carried out by volunteers. By keeping some areas as specialised plant groups, we hope to make this a park of botanical interest.
Australian Area – Spring 2001 saw the commencement of planting Australian plants in this dedicated area.
Bromeliads – This attractive collection is enjoying conditions under the pongas.
Butterfly Garden – A N.Z. Habitat Garden (one of three), is a popular addition to the Park featuring native Admiral butterflies and many Monarchs in a beautiful wild flower garden with many nectar flowers providing sustenance for the butterflies.
Clivias – A wonderful display of clivias can be seen flowering in spring under the pungas on the Sculpture Path.
Magnolias – This area is being developed (started in 2009) featuring a good selection of magnolias underplanted with helleborus and kalmia.
Irises – Many species are represented in this area.
Fuchsia Area – A colourful display 12 months of the year is provided by many different varieties growing in full sun!
Palm Grove – An area dedicated to palms was started and a variety of palm species have been planted with the assistance of the N.Z. Palm Society.
Rhododendrons – Several species are represented in this collection of seventy plus.
Vireya Rhododendrons – Over fifty now planted and always some in flower.
Come and visit the park to enjoy all that these wonderful plants and flowers have to offer.